Friday, March 6, 2015

Amazing American Heroes -- the magic show

People don't really talk about heroes anymore. Yes, we see a plethora of movies about super-heroes -- those fictional characters with mythic powers who fight equally fictional mythic powered villains. But we have forgotten about the great men and women of the past who lived
right here in this country and helped to shape not just our culture, but the world's. So, I'm in the process of finishing a show that touches on some of these people and highlights their accomplishments. They worked against the odds and delved into uncharted territory -- literally or intellectually. They weren't perfect, but true heroes are real people who stretched the boundaries of what we thought was possible.

This summer, perhaps at your library, we'll explore some of these individuals in a show I call Amazing American Heroes. Hope to see you there.